Enchanted Doll Painting

Apr 20

Awhile ago I wrote a post marvelling over the work of Marina Bychkova, an amazing doll maker who creates delicate and lifelike dolls in perfect detail. For those in the Berlin area, Marina will be having a show, June 11th, with Wendy Froud, another of my favorite doll makers, and Virginie Ropars. Poster Here.

Feeling greatly inspired by her work I painted this watercolour of one of her dolls a little awhile ago. I thought i’d share it now.

Corinna Jasmine, Enchanted Doll Fan Art

Corinna Jasmine, Enchanted Doll Art




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By the Seashore

Apr 19

Spring has been slow to come to rainy Vancouver, but the sun has been shinning a bit more brightly as of late.  The air is fragrant with the smell of sweet flowers and freshly cut grass while petals of the cherry trees carpet the ground with pink.  In these times I think of breezy spring dresses, barefeet and long afternoons by the seashore. The following are things inspired by the sea.

1. Sea Creature Tea Set. From Anthropologie. $22-$88 CAD.

2. Photography from Lenaah’s Photostream.

3. From the Deep Octopus Salad plate. From Anthropologie. $16.00 CAD.

4. Beautiful Sterling Silver Jewelry and Charms from Karenjess.




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Benjamin Lacombe

Mar 25

A little over a year ago now, I came across the work of the talented young artist Benjamin Lacombe. A graduate from the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs in Paris, Benjamin’s initial interest was of illustrating comics before going on to illustrate and publish numerous children’s books.
His artwork brings to mind the pop-surrealist style, an art movement such artists as Mark Ryden have brought into maintstream culture. Colourful and child-like while evoking a darker, macabre subtext, Benjamin’s beautiful illustrations show a skill and sensitivity to detail far beyond his years.

When I saw he had published a flamenco inspired book  ‘La Mélodie des Tuyaux’, I knew I had found the perfect gift for my sister, Kara, who is an artist and professional flamenco dancer.  The book is gorgeously illustrated and the colours and mood of the book are fantastic. It even comes with it’s own musical CD. I also had to treat myself to getting ‘La Petite Socière’ which I love reading – and has been great help in improving my French ^-^
Below are a few pictures of ‘La Melodie des Tuyaux‘ with my sister Kara.

Visit Benjamin’s Website here

Visit Benjamin’s Blog here

Benjamin’s books are available to purchase at Lamarelle as well as at Amazon.




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Highlights of Fall/Winter 2010 Part 2

Mar 18

continuing on my favourite collections of the season…

Anna Sui

The perpetual hippie, Anna Sui, produced another signature collection layering knits, furs and Art Nouveau prints.  I love the burgundies and earth tones used in the collection and the way in which multiple patterns were mixed to piece together complex eye candy. Some of my favourite pieces include the fur trimmed moccasins and the creative take on leopard print. Complete collection here.

Blumarine

Anna Molinari’s Blue Marine fashion collection was all fun and kitsch with it’s glitzy looks for Fall 2010 collection. As ultra girly as ever Blue Marine offered outfits decked out in silvery sparkle, animal print and lots of fringe. Shiny leather rocked out some of the looks, punctuating in deep blacks an otherwise light pastel palette. Complete collection here.

Burberry

Christopher Bailey created a strong showing for Burberry, with his burnt colour pallet and endless stream of wearable coats in every desirable silhouette. From military to oversized to prim-and-proper Burberry had it all without losing any cohesion in the collection. Thigh high leather boots, wrapped bodice dresses and amazing textured fabrics completed the look. See complete collection Here.




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Highlights of Fall/Winter 2010 Part 1

Mar 17

Quick note: Please excuse the construction work on the site. Still fixing minor problems such as the page not looking right on all browsers esp. Explorer 7.  Will be fixed shortly.

Minimalism might be the spirit of this season but it was the collections that displayed  luscious fabrics, extravagant embellishment and the touches of playful fantasy that caught my eye. The following are a few of my favourite collections this season.

Andrew Gn

It is easy to love Andrew Gn’s collection what with it’s liquid like satins, opulent lace embellishments and Rococo styling. His mostly black and charcoal colours were offset by a few muted tones in reds, yellows and greens but it was his various styles of military jackets that were the show stealer. See whole collection here.

Unique

Topshop’s Unique collection should first be applauded for whoever their choice of genius styler was. The array of furry animal hats, antlers and the bushy caveman eyebrows showed a sense of humour while the clothing was skilfully detailed and very wearable. Surely to be a hit with this seasons buyer. See full collection here.

Kane

Not generally the biggest fan of Christopher Kane, I was quite taken by his combination of lace, leather and embroidery in this season’s collection.  The bright colours in blues, pinks, yellows and purples were a stark contrast to the black and created almost folkloric, hand-crafted look. See entire collection here.




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Maide and her Beautiful Spats

Mar 15

Hey everyone, I am finally back and although my blog may not look different I have switched over to WordPress.  Some of the new features include a RSS subscription feed, a new Etsy Widget at the side and an updated comment section.

Things have been super busy for me lately with getting settled in to my new place, familiarizing myself with this area of town and getting up to speed with my new fulltime job at Marquis of London but I am hoping to get back to painting shortly.  Until then I have some exciting news, the very talented Maide has created a beautiful collaged spat using one of my paintings. I am very touched she chose my art as I am such of fan of hers already.  They went up for sale this week so if you want to own one of Maide’s exquisite works of art they can be purchased at DaWanda.

Maide Spats

Maide's Gorgeous Spats

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Updates

Jan 15

Hey Everyone,
I meant to post this almost a month ago but things have been incredibly busy. So what’s new?  I have moved overseas, all the way back to Vancouver, Canada, found a wonderful new apartment and have begun the search for a new job. It’s wonderful to be back here, even though the rain is not, and although I miss much of London I really feel this is my home.
This has been a crazy last couple of months. I was only able to bring one suitcase from London so much of my things including some of my clothes, papers, camera, books and paints are still all the way over in London, UK. Consequently my artwork has been delayed and I have put my blogging and new website updates on hold.
Otherwise things are great and once my life settles down again into a normal pattern, I will be able to complete my updates which include moving my blog over to WordPress, implementing a RSS feed, creating a new art website which will include my expanding card and print collection. and ill be posting some exciting new art projects!.
Until then take care!
~ Corinna ^_^

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Hey Everyone,

I meant to post this almost a month ago but things have been incredibly busy. So what’s new?  I have moved overseas, all the way back to Vancouver, Canada, found a wonderful new apartment and have begun the search for a new job. It’s wonderful to be back here, even though the rain is not, and although I miss much of London I really feel this is my home.

This has been a crazy last couple of months. I was only able to bring one suitcase from London so much of my things including some of my clothes, papers, camera, books and paints are still all the way over in London, UK. Consequently my artwork has been delayed and I have put my blogging and new website updates on hold.

Otherwise things are great and once my life settles down again into a normal pattern, I will be able to complete my updates which include moving my blog over to WordPress, implementing a RSS feed, creating a new art website which will include my expanding card and print collection. and ill be posting some exciting new art projects!.

Until then take care!

~ Corinna ^_^





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Nicoletta Ceccoli

Nov 05

I absolutely love the illustrations of Nicoletta Ceccoli. Her childlike characters and surreal dreamlike landscapes create a colourful but Gothic mood. It is her own sweet twist on the innocence meets grotesque style popularized by artists such as Mark Ryden. Lately, she has been making award winning illustrated children’s books. Her strength lies in her ability to capture the imagination with her beautiful other-worldly imagery.

nicoletta

Gelskins for your laptop!

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Billy & Hells

Nov 03

Hope everyone had a great Halloween! Things have been super busy for me lately as I have been making plans on moving back to Canada. Just thought I would post some more inspirational images before I get too carried away with my work and forget all about my poor blog, which has been very neglected lately. I have some big changes planned for my website/blog/shoppe that I will hopefully be able to implement in the next couple of months – when things calm down. So stay tuned!

I found this awesome photographer today – Billy & Hell’s. Their images are very dreamy, a bit dark and gothic. I love the technique they use with the darkened lines and high contrast which make the images look more like paintings then photographs.

billyandhells

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More from Spring 2010 Runway

Oct 30

Favorite of A listers and critics alike, Marchesa has struck a chord amongst the fashion elite with their unquestionable glamour and sophistication. The opulent gowns of this season collection, were inspired by the opera Madame Butterfly and featured couture tailoring in their exquisite kimono wraps, show stopping ruffles and amazing, paper-esque cutouts. Their collection can be viewed in full here. Check out their website here for past shows and info.

Marchesa

Known for his intricate embroidery, Mumbai born, Naeem Khan has scaled back his evening wear this season and has come up with a more youthful and accessible collection filled with desirable separates. I especially loved the little embroidered dresses, which looked to me something out of a Nordic fairytale but could just as as well have been inspired by the bright luscious fabrics and beautiful motifs of India. See the entire collection here.

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